The festival is taking place at the Highland Festival Grounds at The Kentucky Exposition Center. KEC is conveniently located at the junction of I-65 and I-264 in Louisville and has multiple entrances to paved parking lots.
All festival traffic will be directed to Gates 2, 4 and 6. NOTE: Gate 1 is open to pedestrian traffic only. A fee of $20.00 per vehicle, per day will be charged. KEC will provide a courtesy shuttle to the festival entrance during the inbound only. Look for signage to direct fans to the pick-up points throughout the parking lots.
There is no overnight parking available at the venue.
From the East:
Take I-264 W
Use the right lane to take exit 12 for I-65 N/KY-61/I-65 S toward Indianapolis/Nashville
Keep right, follow signs for KY-61/Fair/Expo Center/Gate 6/Preston Hwy
Proceed north on Preston Highway to KEC Gate 6 on your left
From the West:
Take I-264 E
Continue on I-264 E to Crittenden Drive. Take exit 11
Continue on Crittenden Drive
Proceed to KEC Gate 2 on your right
From the South:
Take I-65 N
Take exit 132 to merge onto US-60 ALT E/Eastern Pkwy
Turn right onto Crittenden Drive
Proceed to KEC Gate 4 on your left
From the North:
Take I-65 S
Taken exit 132 to Crittenden Drive
Proceed to KEC Gate 4 on your left
Gate 2 – South Crittenden Drive – 3901 Crittenden Dr
Gate 4 – North Crittenden Drive – 2801 Crittenden Dr
Gate 6 – Preston Highway – 3328 Preston Hwy
Parking for fans with disabilities will be available at the event. Fans with proper ADA vehicle credentials will be directed to park in Lot A near the festival entrance. Vehicle fee applies.
Parking is also available for a fee at privately owned lots around KEC. Lots will be available along Preston Highway to the east of KEC and Crittenden Drive and Central Avenue to the west of KEC. All offsite lots are within walking distance of gates. NOTE: The festival does not manage any offsite lots and parking fees are set by parking lot management. Parking is at your own risk.
Parking will not be allowed on the residential streets near Preston Highway and Gate 6. Please be respectful of our neighbors and avoid getting towed.
Fans who have purchased a festival camping pass in advance of the event should enter KEC at Gate 2. An additional parking fee will not be charged, but please have your vehicle camping credential displayed upon entry. Click here to purchase RV and car camping for the festival.
Only one vehicle is permitted per campsite. We do not have any overflow parking available and overnight parking is not permitted in the Kentucky Expo Center parking lots. We do advise you all arrive together in one vehicle. If this is not possible, we advise your group to utilize rideshare. The rideshare pick-up and drop-off area is located at Gate 6 of the Expo Center.
GPS directions to Gate 2: 3901 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY
Fans coming from the offsite parking lots or staying at nearby hotels on Phillips, Crittenden, and Preston are permitted to walk in via any KEC entrance-including Gate 1. Be cautious of vehicle traffic and follow signage and the direction of police and parking staff.
BIKES OR ON-DEMAND TRANSPORTATION (Scooters, electric bikes)
Fans arriving via personal bike or “On Demand” transportation options can enter at Gate 2, 4 or 6. A designated area will be set up for bike “self-parking” and a corral for On-Demand transportation. Please do park in non-designated areas.
RIDESHARE SERVICES/TAXIS/ORGANIZED TRANSPORTATION (Hotel shuttle, limos)
Ride Share vehicles are readily available throughout the city. Also, Taxi Cabs offer a convenient and surge FREE ride to and from the festival.
All rideshare vehicles and taxis will enter KEC at Gate 6 and drop-off/pick-up in Lot D and will exit via Gate 4. If you enter through other gates such as 2 or 4, the rideshare vehicle will not be allowed beyond the gate without paying the parking fee of $20.00 per day. That would apply to any drop-off vehicle wanting to come through the gates.
GPS directions to Gate 6: 3328 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY